July 04, 2014
This week, there is no doubt, that we are focusing Independence Day! Proud to be an American! Let's see what Samantha plans on wearing this weekend versus Susan.
I am planning to keep with the theme of Red, White, and Blue, but turn the color scheme into a fabulous weekend of celebration and fun! I am taking my outfits to the Navy Pier! During the day, I plan on wearing red scallop shorts with a flowy white top, and white sandals, whilst at night I plan on stepping it up a bit and wearing a beautiful red dress with white wedges. Both outfits will be tied together, with the Petite Lotus Bud Necklace in silver by Susan Harbourt Designs. This necklace completes the ensemble in both scenarios because you can dress it up and you can dress it down, but still bring a little summer flare. I am loving my America outfit, and cannot wait to strut my outfit while fireworks at Navy Pier!
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January 04, 2021
When you complete a big accomplishment, and you are asked how you did, do you normally focus on what you did wrong...or do you celebrate what you did well?
I admit that I have a habit of dwelling on what I didn't do as well as I had wanted. Sometimes I even get on a fixation loop of replaying my mistakes in my head. But what I have learned is that this is not a productive behavior and can lead to anxiety and depression.
What I have started to do is focus on what I did well and acknowledge that first. Then instead of looking at my errors as mistakes, I view them as areas of improvement instead of calling them failures. For every area of improvement that I identify, I assign a new action or make a plan to improve so that maybe I don't repeat that behavior or pattern in the future.
Today I want you to reflect on 2020. Push those negative thoughts aside.
January 03, 2021
Every great movie has a great soundtrack that accompanies it. The music sets the stage for the emotions of every scene. It pulls you in, your heart syncs with the rhythm of the beat, and you will connect with the moment and really feel the emotion more deeply than if there was no music.
Visualize this: If you could write your movie, the way you would want it to look, what would the story be?
January 02, 2021
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
-George J Seidel
Welcome to Day 2 of my 30 Day Challenge: Cultivate Creativity and Nurture Joy. Today we will look at connecting with yourself using a sensory scan.
To begin this challenge, simply sit down. You can do this exercise anywhere you are that is a safe place to just sit and exist for a few moments.
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